North Central College - Naperville, IL

2010 graduate and new teacher in the news

2010 graduate and new teacher in the news

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Recent graduate and elementary education major Jill Bushman ’10 was featured in The Beacon-News Aug. 24 on her first day of teaching 29 fourth-grade students at Aurora’s Oak Park Elementary School. Throughout her four years at North Central, Bushman was involved in Junior/Senior Scholars as a tutor, mentor, team leader and summer intern.


Katie Braun

Katie Braun has been interested in studying Spanish since age 12 so she knew from the start that she wanted study abroad opportunities and plenty of options to pursue her other interests. As a high school student, she was attracted to North Central’s Costa Rica Term, which involves 15 weeks of studying and perfecting Spanish language skills, a side trip to Nicaragua, and an internship. “I really enjoyed being in the Costa Rican work environment,” she says. “And the family I lived with just adopted me from the start and included me in their family parties.”

Katie has also performed service work at a day care in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a trip organized by the College’s office of ministry and service. A double-major in Spanish and classical civilizations and a College Scholar, Katie explored literary translation for the research project she presented at the College’s Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. She also landed an internship at a Naperville company that involves translation work with Hispanic customers. Those experiences have influenced her future plans: she wants to pursue translation studies in graduate school.

Majors Minors and Programs : Spanish

Trustee, benefactor Judy Stevenson was "one of a kind"

North Central Trustee was a caring mother, sucessful entrepreneur and business leader, a friend of the arts and a generous benefactor of North Central.

North Central College Life Trustee Judy Stevenson will be remembered for being a caring mother, a successful entrepreneur and business leader, a friend of the arts and a generous benefactor of North Central College and many other causes.

Stevenson died Monday, June 28, 2010, after a long battle with emphysema and related illnesses. She was a fifth-generation Napervillian.

Faculty and students co-present at educators institute

Faculty and students co-present at educators institute

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Susan Mack, visiting instructor of education, and new graduates Sandy Moller ’10 and Jessica Mateo ’10 were co-presenters of a workshop titled “Preparing Teachers for Diversity in Classroom Management” at ACI’s Center for Success in High-Need Schools Summer Institute for Educators on June 18 at Trinity Christian College. Moller was the 2010 Outstanding Major in Spanish at North Central’s 2010 Honors Convocation and Mateo graduated with a degree in elementary education.


Paloma Martinez-Cruz receives Dissinger faculty scholarship

Paloma Martinez-Cruz receives Dissinger faculty scholarship

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During the May 27 faculty meeting, the winner of this year’s Clarence F. Dissinger Award for Faculty Scholarship was awarded to Paloma Martinez-Cruz, assistant professor of Spanish. The award recognizes Martinez-Cruz for her newly titled manuscript, “From East L.A. to Anahuac: Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica,” published by the University of Arizona Press and due in October. Her book has received glowing reviews.


North Central hosts Latin Film Festival, features several films

North Central College's student club Fusión Española is sponsoring the showing of several films during its Latin Film Festival.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

May 3, 2010--North Central College's student club Fusión Española is sponsoring the showing of several films during its Latin Film Festival May 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20 and 25. All screenings are free and will be shown in the College's Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville.

Visitors invited to annual International Festival Feb. 14

North Central College invites people of all ages to the College's 14th Annual International Festival on Feb. 14.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Jan. 18, 2010--North Central College invites people of all ages to experience the many cultures from around the world and in the community at the College's 14th Annual International Festival on Feb. 14. Visitors can sample authentic international cuisine, enjoy ethnic dancing to live music and join in on games and crafts from around the world.

2009 Lincoln Laureate

2009's Lincoln Laureate, Stephanie Ryding ’10, is known for her high achievements both inside and outside the classroom. North Central’s faculty selected Ryding as the College’s 2009 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. She was honored during an awards ceremony on November 7 in Springfield, IL.

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